About the Author
Peter McGuiggan has worked in telecommunications for the past forty years. He has held a variety of positions such as development test-engineer for a telecommunications manufacturer, an engineer working on fixed line international telecommunications systems including satellite, microwave and line transmission systems and as a lecturer in radio systems and advanced electronics and an engineering manager. He also worked in Saudia Arabia managing the telecommunications training for the National Guard.Upon the privatisation of UK telecommunications in 1986, he was appointed as the training manager of one of the new telecommunications operating companies and in 1992 he was appointed Training Adviser to the Director of Mobile Communications of a major operating company. He currently works as a Telecommunications Consultant for PMCG Consultancy Ltd in the UK where he has written and presented courses on the GSM Air Interface, The GSM A-bis Interface, Cell Planning, Cell Optimisation using Frequency Hopping, GPRS Operations and UMTS Operations.